An Economic Analysis of Home Care Services for People with Dementia

This expert paper commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland addresses a range of questions raised in relation to home care for people with dementia including when is care required for people with dementia; who provides the care to people with dementia and what type of home care is currently provided to people with dementia. In considering how care is best provided to people with dementia, the report suggests a number of approaches including a case management approach; monitoring of care to ensure that the required care is provided; and making use of available information. It then considers the economic argument for home care, and suggests that home care makes economic sense as the costs are lower than residential care, but that there is a need to consider the dynamic relationship between providing care for people with dementia and how this is balanced the competing priorities elsewhere in society.
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An Economic Analysis of Home Care Services for People with Dementia
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2015
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Trepel, D. (2015) An Economic Analysis of Home-Care Services for People with Dementia, Dublin: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.